ANF Chapter of NCT has trail maintenance planned

The ANF Chapter of the North Country Trail Association has held several trail work days over the last two months. They built bog bridges and did drainage work on some very wet areas on both sides of Rt. 321 in the Chappel Creek area. From Minister Road to FR 179, they built water bars and a stream crossing. They also cut back brush and removed downed trees. Last weekend, they repositioned a bridge over Hemlock Run that had been dislodged by the heavy rains. Howe’s True Value and Ace Hardware/Oneida Lumber helped the chapter financially with equipment and materials.

This weekend, June 7-8, is National Trails Days and the ANF Chapter will spend the weekend working out of the Amsler Spring Shelter. They’ll be working on mowing, cutting back weeds and brush and doing bridge repairs on some southern sections of trail to prepare for the A-100 Hiking Challenge. Trail workers will meet at the Amsler Spring shelter on Salmon Creek Road at 10 a.m. on June 7. (Coordinates are N 41.28.18 W 079.11.97.) Volunteers plan on working until about 3 p.m. and then camping at Amsler Springs. On Sunday, they’ll complete any remaining work.

The June chapter meeting will be held Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. around the campfire. All interested persons are invited on Saturday or Sunday, or both days. Tools will be provided; just bring work gloves, food and drinks. Also bring camping gear if you plan to spend the night.